Announced jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices and by RobecoSAM, specialist in responsible investment, the results are based on economic, environmental, and societal rating criteria with special attention given to long-term value creation. Only 4 companies among the 34 major players in the multi and water utilities sector have joined the DJSI World 2017; only 2 companies among the 11 major players in the sector in Europe have joined the DJSI Europe. This distinction recognizes the ongoing commitment of Veolia and its employees to environmental, social and societal responsibility.
"We are very proud of this distinction. It commits us to persevere in our aim of resourcing the world, by incorporating sustainable development into Veolia’s overall strategy,” stated Veolia Chairman and CEO Antoine Frérot.
DJSI World and Europe
Created in 1999, every year these two socially responsible investment indices distinguish the best performing companies using economic, environmental and societal criteria based on more than 600 indicators. In the DJSI World only 10% of the world's largest companies out of the 2,500 eligible are selected in each sector
Veolia’s CSR performance recognized
Veolia has also joined the stock market indices FTSE4Good, ESI Europe, S&P Europe 350 ESG, Euronext Low carbon Europe 100, S&P Global 1200 Fossil Fuel Free Carbon Efficient and S&P Europe 350 Fossil Fuel Free Carbon Efficient. The Group obtained Oekom Research “prime” status for its CSR, and received the CSR Gold distinction from Ecovadis. In terms of climate rating, Veolia is on the CDP A list.